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12. If you are certain your settings are correct, note your port number, and click Next to
continue with the configuration.
This will take you to the Completing The SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard
page. Here you’ll see a summary of the settings that will be applied to your SharePoint
It is here that you can confirm your settings (and go back to change them if there was a
typo). The settings in my example (Figure 3.13) indicate my SQL server name, the
configuration database name, the fact that this server will host the Central Administration
web application (as the first server on the farm, this is obligatory), the URL for Central
Administration (this is the address that will be used to access the site), and the
settings that will be
You might have also noticed an Advanced Settings button. Chapter 1, “SharePoint
Foundation 2010 Under the Hood,” mentioned the two user account modes available in
SharePoint: Active Directory Domain Account mode and Active Directory Account Creation
mode. The Advanced Settings button takes you to a page to configure Active Directory
Account Creation Mode.
SharePoint requires an authentication provider to authenticate user accounts. It queries
the provider about that user; then, if the provider approves it, the user is allowed to use
SharePoint. Once the user logs in, SharePoint can apply its permissions to secure that
user’s access to its resources.
Central Administration in particular must use Windows integrated authentication (although
you can use other kinds for your web applications if you want). But if SharePoint is running
on a domain and using Windows Authentication, it can use Active Directory (AD) to store
the user accounts that can be added to SharePoint. That’s called Domain Account mode and
is the standard user account mode for SharePoint. This mode requires that the user account
already exist in Active Directory before it can be added to SharePoint.